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Better Than Duty Free

Author: Beth Cox July 12th, 2018



Oh, we do love a summer scent! Maybe trekking through duty free in search of the latest fragrances and the best deals to boot is one big perk of your summer holiday. We know we’re guilty of spending way too much time in the airport’s duty-free aisles.

So, what if we told you that whether you have a holiday planned or not, you can get hold of delicious fragrances with better than duty-free prices? Music to your ears, right? Here are just some of FD’s favourites both old and new with lovely prices to match.

For the girls

There are more than a few ways to spice up summer when it comes to selecting the right scent. Always remember that the heat turns up the power of any fragrance. That means it’s worth working with the less is more theory when spritzing your favourite on. Summer is also the perfect time to bring out the fruity, floral and exotic fragrances. If we had to pick just two, these are the ones we’d add to our collection.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Twinkle
You’d be hard-pressed to part us from our beloved Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Twinkle. Firstly, we adore everything in the Daisy range. Secondly, it evokes all those dreamy elements of summer.
Inspired by sun and sea, this beautiful scent bottles the essence of warm summer days. Fruity, creamy and with a woody, musky hint, it feels both sexy, chic, and sublime.

Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Eau Florale EDT Spray
Our ideal summer would be filled with long, lazy, sun-drenched afternoons, with all the scents and sounds of a lush, green garden around us. Nina Ricci manages to capture all these notes in her irresistible L’Air du Temps Eau Florale EDT Spray.
This limited-edition perfume is as feminine as the original, and light enough for those warmer months. But it’s the floral notes of honeysuckle and peony blended with alluring wood violet that really make it for us.



For the boys

Just like women, men should always opt for a lighter fragrance for the summer. It’s also a great time to play with some different notes to really make the most of the season. By going for something that’s clean with a crisp hit, you’ll be well on your way to feeling and smelling delectable.

BOSS Orange Man Feel Good Summer Eau de Toilette Spray
The name says it all! Yes, the BOSS Orange Man Feel Good Summer Eau de Toilette Spray has summer vibes written all over it. It’s been one of our favourites for a few years, and here’s why.
This energy-boosting scent is crisp and sparkling, with a fruity, spicy appeal. Apple, Szechuan pepper, vanilla bean and Bubinga wood are all in there giving you a balanced, masculine fragrance.

Calvin Klein Eternity Air For Men Eau De Toilette
We’re enraptured with the new twist Calvin Klein have put on Eternity for Men. Yes, Eternity has been a firm fixture for men and women since the 1980’s, but everything about this new aftershave is hot-right-now.
Capturing the breezy elements of blue, summer skies, Eternity Air For Men is just the right kind of evocative, sparkling scent for us. It’s also utterly romantic. Just what you need during these wistfully long days.

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